DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Print your own greeting cards using Spudnik Press’ traditional printing presses. The tactile quality of ink pressed into paper will surely leave an impression on the lucky recipients of your handmade cards!


Students will each set their own short saying or phrase and (if desired) combine it with vintage relief blocks featuring festive illustrations. This workshop combines an overview of letterpress printing and history with hands-on art making, and it is a great way to try out a new hobby before taking a longer class. Students can bring any blank cards they desire (so everyone can pick out their favorite size and color). Taking turns, each student will lock up their type and independently print with our platen presses. Students will each make about 20 cards and are encouraged to make a few extras to trade as well! The class is limited to six students so that everyone has time to run a press independently.

What to Bring

20 blank cards (any color, any standard size). Basic white 5x7” flat cards are available for students who do not bring their own folded cards.

What's Provided

Everything else provided by Spudnik Press Cooperative

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Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Julia H.
    Reviewed on 01/27/19

    This was my first time doing letterpress and I fell a little bit in love. Veronica was a great teacher and struck a nice balance between providing group instruction and giving us space to explore/create individually. Spudnik is seems like a cool, collaborative art space — can’t wait to go back for another class!

    This was my first time doing letterpress and I fell a little bit in love. Veronica was a great teacher and struck a nice balance between providing group instruction and giving us space to explore/create individually. Spudnik is seems like a cool, collaborative art space — can’t wait to go back for another class!

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    Missy W.
    Reviewed on 02/01/18

    This is the second class I’ve taken at Spudnik, and both were awesome! This class was super hands-on and fun, and I learned a lot as well. The small class size is perfect, and the instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I left the class with a bunch of cute cards, wanting to learn more!

    This is the second class I’ve taken at Spudnik, and both were awesome! This class was super hands-on and fun, and I learned a lot as well. The small class size is perfect, and the instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I left the class with a bunch of cute cards, wanting to learn more!

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